December 2009. Page 12

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  • Lost Cat: What You Should Do

    Lost Cat: What You Should Do

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    Dec 2, 2009 — When your cat is lost, the most important thing to remember is to act immediately. Even a short delay may hamper your efforts to find an animal. And while microchipping your pet may have given you a sense of security about recovering your pet in...

  • Tips for Being a Good Cat Foster Parent

    Tips for Being a Good Cat Foster Parent

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Many people find that becoming a foster provider for homeless cats or kittens is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Foster care for cats basically requires patience, a compassionate nature, a flexible lifestyle, and some experience with and...

  • Cat Treats: The Pros and Cons

    Cat Treats: The Pros and Cons

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    Dec 2, 2009 — There's a dizzying array of options for the feline diet nowadays, and nowhere is that more evident than in the cat treat aisle. But, with as many as 40 to 50 percent of cats suffering from obesity, cat treats should be rationed judiciously. No...

  • Plants and Foods that are Poisonous to Cats

    Plants and Foods that are Poisonous to Cats

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Every home contains hazards for cats, including ones that are seemingly benign. Here's a overview of the most common toxic foods and plants that may be lurking in your home presenting hazards for cats. Foods That Are Poisonous To Cats Alcoholic...

  • Should I Get a Short-Haired or Long-Haired Cat?

    Should I Get a Short-Haired or Long-Haired Cat?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — If you are in the process of selecting a new cat for the household, one of the first items on your checklist should be whether to get a short-haired or a long-haired feline. Personal preference generally drives this decision. If your dream has always...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Own a Cat?

    How Much Does it Cost to Own a Cat?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Compared to the cost of other pets, cat ownership can be relatively low-priced. They are generally less expensive than dogs and considerably less expensive than owning a horse. (Like a Lear jet, if you have to ask how much it costs to own a horse...

  • Microchipping and Identification

    Microchipping and Identification

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    Dec 2, 2009 — It's one of the worst things imaginable: losing a pet. It can make cat and dog owners feel so helpless. The statistics are high and state that one in three pets will get lost. And consider that 90 percent of those that aren't identified won't be...

  • Top Cat Breeds for Children

    Top Cat Breeds for Children

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Whether you're expecting a new baby in your family or adding a cat to an existing family, you'll probably start your process by researching the best cat breeds for children. Cats And Children Cats and Children are an ideal pairing, especially if...

  • How Old of a Cat Should I Adopt?

    How Old of a Cat Should I Adopt?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — You've decided it's time to get a warm, fuzzy love ball - in essence, a cat. But there are so many unwanted cats up for adoption it can be overwhelming to choose one. When selecting a cat, you might consider size, temperament, shedding, and other...

  • Cat Health Insurance: Things to Look for

    Cat Health Insurance: Things to Look for

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Pet health insurance is still somewhat of a novelty, as only a small minority of cat and dog owners currently invests in these policies. As the market slowly grows, however, it's gotten more competitive, with more and more companies offering pet...